ES/EU: eSPAIN 2007 – Annual report on the development of Information Society

Published on: 01/01/2008
Last update: 31/03/2008

Description (short summary):
This document is the seventh edition of the Fundación Orange’s annual report on the state of development of the Information Society in Spain. It focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by citizens, businesses and administrations.

Despite an increased support from the public sector, Spain’s progress in the Information Society has been slow, the country losing relative ranks in respect to the surrounding countries. The main findings of the report are as follows:

  • The IeE07 indicator reveals that Spain has lost relative ranks in respect to the 28 EU countries referenced. Spain is now holding the 20th position, reducing the gap with Germany and the United Kingdom but moving further away from the leading countries (Finland and Iceland) and getting over passed by countries such as Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and the Czech Republic.
  • The public funding aimed at promoting the use of ICTs has increased and the implementation of the Avanza Plan has generated investments of €1.187 million.
  • The population of those using regularly the Internet has reached 39 %.
  • Over 75 % of the households have access to the Internet using broadband technology.
  • Spain holds a leading position in Europe regarding the use of Web 2.0 applications.
  • Mobile telephony remains the driving force of the ICT sector, with constant investment in mobile networks and the outstanding evolution of portability which enhances competition.

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Description of license: © 2007 Fundación Orange

Nature of documentation: Independent reports and studies


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